Ghostbusters fans always seem to be on a bit of an emotional roller coaster when it comes to news about the franchise preparing to mount another comeback, I know this because I am one. For every The Real Ghostbusters we get, an Extreme Ghostbusters comes along. I would mention the 2016 Paul Feig directed film but I fear for many it is still a touchy subject. Projects suddenly appear and then fade out like an ethereal phantom in the wind… ectoplasm in rain… *dramatic pause*
Well fans, please remember to keep your hands inside the cart at all times ’cause this roller coaster is about to get going all over agian. Director of the original two films (and producer of the 2016 reboot,) Ivan Reitman, teased a few Ghostbusters related tidbits at San Diego Comic-Con this year, (more…)
Last year’s Ghostbusters reboot was not a critical or commercial success, which is likely the reason the studio has opted out of doing a sequel anytime soon. The film’s poor performance has also destroyed any chances of spinoff films, which were initially planned. It seems the all-female driven run of the popular ’80s franchise wasn’t up to par and co-writer/executive producer/original star Dan Aykroyd has come out swinging for director Paul Feig.
Wading through the critcism of the 2016 sort-of-remake-sort-of-reboot-not-really-sequel to Ghostbusters is the kind of project that takes a real pro to tackle head on. Especially if you want it done right. Between the people who refuse to embrace change and the stuff that is purely sexist vitriol, it has become a herculean feat to figure out what people genuinely like or dislike about the movie when they sit down to watch it and critique it in its own right. That is, when people manage to find it in themselves to ignore the drama. (more…)